Caramel is a rich, sweet confection that’s eminently craveable. At Wockenfuss Candies, we offer many caramel specialties, from carmallows (individually wrapped caramel-covered marshmallows) to caramel apples and bite-sized truffles. Today we’ll share why this decadent dessert is unique.
Caramelization is a process that involves heating sugar to 340 degrees Fahrenheit. As sugar slowly heats up to this temperature, the molecules break down into deep, rich, flavorful, and dark golden compounds in caramelization. You can achieve caramelization with any sugar.
The Difference Between Butterscotch, Toffee, and Caramel
Butterscotch and toffee are similar to caramel but incorporate brown sugar or molasses and butter. Caramelization, on the other hand, utilizes white sugar. They’re also made at lower temperatures than caramel.
Varieties and Uses
Caramel apples are a popular choice during the fall, particularly on Halloween. You can also mix this sweet flavor with cream and other ingredients to make a sauce or soft candy. Salted caramel candies are another delicious indulgence; salted caramel coffees and hot cocoa are also trendy.
You may already know that caramel compound colors foods and beverages such as sodas. However, when used to color soda, the concentration level is 100%, producing a strong, bitter flavor. Caramel is also used as a sweet coating incorporated into such classic desserts as flan and crème brûlée.
You can buy caramel or make it yourself. You can make caramel from a dry or wet state. If dry, you heat sugar until it liquifies. If wet, combine water and sugar before heating to the caramelization point. Whichever method you use, you have to stir the caramel constantly to prevent burning. You can also add butter, milk, and vanilla for more flavor and texture. However, remember that it’s not very easy to make caramel at home because of the narrow temperature range necessary. It’s easier, and so delicious, to come to Wockenfuss for our decadent treats and save yourself the hassle. For over a century, we’ve specialized in creating perfectly crafted treats.
A Wide Selection of Delicious Treats from Wockenfuss Candies
Head to WockenfussCandies.com and browse our wide selection of chocolates and candies; we promise you will not be disappointed! Wockenfuss Candies is one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore. We opened our doors in 1915 and have proudly served the people of Baltimore ever since. If you have any questions about our wide selection of chocolates, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email info@Wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!